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It's been rough for Activision Blizzard in recent months. The company's stock price tumbled in late 2018 as it announced a mobile game called Diablo Immortal that few fans of the company were excited about. Bungie then announced that it was parting ways with Activision Blizzard and that it would keep the rights to the Destiny franchise. Ultimately the company decided to fire its CFO after such a rocky year. One of the biggest launches for Activision Blizzard in 2018 was the latest Call of Duty game, which for the first time lacked a single player campaign mode and added in a battle royale component instead. Many fans of the franchise, which has always had a single player campaign, were unhappy... Read more...
The old is replaced with the new; this is the way of the world in just about everything. PUBG was knocked over by Fortnite, and now it's shaping up to look like a newcomers is looking to put Fortnite on notice as the top battle royale shooter. The beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII's highly anticipated Blackout battle royale mode has kicked off, and the feedback from gamers who participated in the beta of the mode is so good that at least one analytics firm is predicting that Fortnite might have hit its popularity peak. Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey wrote in a research note published this week that the PS4 beta for Blackout launched "greatly exceeding our expectations." Hickey also pointed... Read more...
There's no question that gamers and publisher Activision were disappointed with the 2016 launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Activision admitted that the game underperformed, with CEO Eric Hirshberg confirming that “for a portion of our audience [that] the space setting just didn't resonate.” Thankfully [for Activision], this year's Call of Duty: WWII launch has been much better received by gamers. The company announced today that Call of Duty: WWII bought in over $500 million in worldwide sales during its opening weekend. To put that in comparison, that is twice the combined box office performance of Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok during their opening three-day weekends. Activision notes... Read more...
Researchers from the Université de Montréal have published a study that found certain types of video games resulted in the loss of grey matter in the brain, while other types of video games resulted in an increase. Specifically, the study claims that gamers who frequently play first person shooter type video games like Call of Duty, Killzone, and Borderlands 2 lose grey matter mass in their brain. Researchers say that in FPS gamers, the grey matter mass loss occurs in the hippocampus, an area of the brain that the scientists say is critical to healthy cognition. On the other hand, the study also claims that people who play video games that require significant spatial learning, such as the Super... Read more...
Want to know everything there is to know about the new Call of Duty? Bang it here for the live stream of the full reveal of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available for the PC as well as the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 consoles. It appears to be coming for the Wii U, as well. We’ve covered this game a bit already, and the trailers look amazing. Enjoy getting all the details from Activision.... Read more...
It’s official: the next iteration of Activision’s Call of Duty series is nigh, and far from being just another entry into the Modern Warfare series, it’s an all-new game with new characters, new setting, and even a new engine. Activision is calling it a “leap forward” for the franchise. You can preorder your copy of “Call of Duty: Ghosts” for Xbox, PS3, or PC starting today at a variety of retail outlets worldwide, and there will be some first looks available on May 21st (at 10am PDT) on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE, and SPIKE TV. For now, enjoy this teaser trailer: The video shows a series of menacing masked warriors plucked from different times and cultures... Read more...
For as pleased as plenty of college students were that “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” was released this week, they’ll possibly be even more enthused at the possibility of participating in a college CoD tournament. NVIDIA announced that it will host four-person, last-team-standing matches and pit several colleges with long-running rivalries against each other. The first round of battles will be between Cal and Stanford, USC and UCLA, and UNC and NC State. But here’s the rub: NVIDIA will include two “wild card” teams from any accredited U.S. college. Those last two spots will be selected based on community votes, so if you’re dying to get NVIDIA to come to... Read more...